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Appcircus Competition - Hamburg

After making it to the final of Apps para todos in Barcelona last week with Special Stories, we found ourselves this week at Appcircus Hamburg with Special Words!

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Special iApps Celebration 2016

Every year we hold a celebration to thank our local volunteers and the families we help. This year is going to be different! Our event is over 2 days in Newcastle, where we will be unveiling our new Teacher Manual as well as holding our first ever Impactathon.

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App Circus Competition - Barcelona

We have entered our Special Stories and Special Words apps into an online competition. 10 apps will be shortlisted after voting closes on October 4, to attend the final in Sant Cugat, near Barcelona in Spain, on October 19.

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Upcoming Events in the UK

Again this year, we will be at the National Portage Association's annual conference, on September 30th and October 1st in Northampton. We'll be hosting 2 different seminars on the Friday, and repeating both on the Saturday.

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iOS 10 - Please Read

Today Apple released iOS 10, the latest version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Changes made under the hood have affected apps from many developers, and we strongly recommend you download all available app updates if you are intending to run iOS 10.

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Starting School

To help her and all of your new starters, we have created free add-ons for Special Words and Special Stories that depict the school surroundings, to familiarize and stimulate conversations.

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Special iApps turns 5

We have come a long way since first launching Special Words in English 2011, just a few months after the arrival of Apple's iPad 2. Now all 11 of our apps are available in Catalan, French, German, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish, and Special Words itself supports 23 languages.

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Booking for DNEX 2016 Seminars

The 2016 Disability North Exhibition is being held on September 21-22, at Newcastle Racecourse. We will be exhibiting on both days, so come and see our apps in action on stand C16.

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New Team Members

We are delighted to welcome Lauren-Rae Dodd and Andrew Robinson to the team at Special iApps. Both are recent graduates of Northumbria University.

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Anniversary of The Somme and Brexit

One hundred years ago today, the Battle of the Somme commenced in Northern France. In October 2012, Bev, Joseph, William and myself visited the Thiepval Monument, and found inscribed there the name of Thomas William Hutchinson, Bev's great grandfather, who lost his life on the first day of the battle.

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